Ambassador Khalil began the third session by continuing the discussion on Middle East that focused on the status of Palestine which was a recurrent issue in many multilateral negotiations at the general assembly. The representation of Palestine started in 1964 and was allowed to discuss the issues on Palestine after a request by Arab and Islamic countries. The leader of Palestine addressed the general assembly carrying his gun and an olive branch on the other hand and this was an interesting discovery for the listeners.
In November 1988, the Palestinian National Council formally declared the establishment of the state of Palestine based on the United Nations resolutions dating back to the politician’s resolution which was a huge development at the time. 10 years later, the Palestine were given more observation mission, additional privileges and powers to participate in UN activities at the general assembly which included a right to debate and co-sponsor resolutions.
France and to some extent the UK have expressed openness to streamlining the veto power to limit the use of veto for genocide and grave humanitarian law and war crime. Ambassador Khalil pointed out that he thought the world did not need more permanent membership to UN and that this would send a message to governments that their place in the council is not programmed and that the basic tool of democracy ought to be applied to the membership of the council.